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Integrated patient care

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Title: Integrated patient care.
Abstract: A therapy regimen, e.g., a contingent medication prescription, may be created and automatically distributed to a patient via an integrated patient care system. A clinician may create therapy instructions by at least associating patient conditions with one or more therapy regimens, e.g., medication prescriptions. In some examples, the integrated patient care system may present historical condition data to the clinician to aid the clinician with creating and/or updating the therapy instructions specific to the patient. A therapy module of the integrated patient care system may use the therapy instructions to automatically select a therapy regimen from the therapy instructions based on a patient condition detected based on a sensed physiological parameter. The physiological parameter of the patient may be sensed by an implanted or external sensor. In some examples, the therapy regimen can be presented to the patient according to a predetermined schedule or in response to the detected condition. ...


Medtronic, Inc. - Browse recent Medtronic patents - Minneapolis, MN, US
Inventors: Tommy D. Bennett, Yong Kyun Cho, Randolph M. Biallas
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120108984 - Class: 600485 (USPTO) - 05/03/12 - Class 600 
Surgery > Diagnostic Testing >Cardiovascular >Measuring Pressure In Heart Or Blood Vessel

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120108984, Integrated patient care.

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TECHNICAL FIELD

The disclosure relates to monitoring and treating a patient\'s medical condition.

BACKGROUND

Some medical conditions may require frequent monitoring and adjustment of treatment regimens. For example, the severity of and/or symptoms associated with a particular medical condition may have a propensity to change over time. Clinicians or other healthcare professionals may frequently monitor the patient\'s condition and adjust one or more treatment regimens when needed to effectively manage the medical condition.

SUMMARY

In general, this disclosure is directed to an integrated patient care system and techniques performed by the integrated patient care system for monitoring and treating a medical condition of a patient. A therapy regimen, e.g., a contingent medication prescription, may be created and automatically distributed to a patient via the integrated patient care system. The system may allow a clinician to create therapy instructions that associate patient conditions with one or more therapy regimens, e.g., contingent medication prescriptions. The system may provide historical condition data to the clinician to facilitate the creation or updating of the therapy instructions. Once the therapy instructions are created, a therapy module, e.g., an external computing device, may automatically select a therapy regimen from a plurality of therapy regimens for delivery to the patient based on a patient condition detected based on a physiological parameter sensed by one or more sensors. The sensor may be an implanted or external sensor that senses at least one physiological parameter, e.g., pulmonary artery pressure or trans-thoracic impedance. After the therapy regimen is selected, the system may present the therapy regimen to the patient, e.g., according to a predetermined schedule, in response to the detected condition, or at the request of the patient.

In one example, the disclosure is directed to a system that includes a clinician module configured to receive input that defines one or more therapy instructions specific to a patient, a sensor configured to sense a physiological parameter indicative of one or more conditions of the patient, and a processor configured to automatically select a therapy regimen from a plurality of stored therapy regimens based on the one or more conditions indicated by the sensed physiological parameter and the one or more therapy instructions. The system also includes a patient display configured to present the selected therapy regimen to the patient.

In another example, the disclosure is directed to a method that includes receiving input from a clinician at a clinician module, wherein the input defines one or more therapy instructions specific to a patient, and sensing a physiological parameter indicative of one or more conditions of the patient with a sensor. The method also includes, with a processor, automatically selecting a therapy regimen from a plurality of stored therapy regimens based on the one or more conditions indicated by the sensed physiological parameter and the one or more therapy instructions, and presenting the selected therapy regimen to the patient via a patient display.

In another example, the disclosure is directed to a system that includes means for receiving input from a clinician that defines one or more therapy instructions specific to a patient, means for sensing a physiological parameter indicative of one or more conditions of the patient, and means for automatically selecting a therapy regimen from a plurality of stored therapy regimens based on the one or more conditions indicated by the sensed physiological parameter and the one or more therapy instructions. The system also includes means for presenting the selected therapy regimen to the patient.

In another aspect, the disclosure is directed to an article of manufacture comprising a computer-readable storage medium. The computer-readable storage medium comprises computer-readable instructions for execution by a processor. The instructions cause a programmable processor to perform any part of the techniques described herein. The instructions may be, for example, software instructions, such as those used to define a software or computer program. The computer-readable medium may be a computer-readable storage medium such as a storage device (e.g., a disk drive, or an optical drive), memory (e.g., a Flash memory, read only memory (ROM), or random access memory (RAM)) or any other type of volatile or non-volatile memory that stores instructions (e.g., in the form of a computer program or other executable) to cause a programmable processor to perform the techniques described herein. The computer-readable medium may be nontransitory.

The details of one or more examples are set forth in the accompanying drawings and the description below. Other features, objects, and advantages will be apparent from the description and drawings, and from the claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a conceptual diagram of an integrated patient care system for monitoring and treating a disorder of a patient.

FIG. 2 is a conceptual diagram of an integrated patient care system for monitoring and treating congestive heart failure of a patient.

FIG. 3 is a conceptual diagram illustrating an implanted sensor for sensing a condition of a patient.

FIG. 4 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique for receiving therapy instructions from a clinician.

FIG. 5 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique for displaying historical condition data and receiving therapy instructions from a clinician.

FIG. 6 is a conceptual diagram illustrating an example screen that may display historical condition data and receive therapy instructions from a clinician in the form of the pressure range check instruction.

FIG. 7 is a conceptual diagram illustrating an example screen that may receive therapy instructions specifying contingent prescriptions from a clinician.

FIG. 8 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique for selecting a therapy regimen from therapy instructions based on a detected patient condition.

FIG. 9 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique for selecting and transmitting a therapy regimen to a patient, where the therapy regimen is configured to treat congestive heart failure.

FIG. 10 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique for detecting and transmitting a detected condition to the therapy module.

FIG. 11 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique performed by the patient module illustrated in FIG. 2 for generating and transmitting patient conditions detected from ancillary and pulmonary artery pressures.

FIG. 12 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique for displaying a therapy regimen to a patient and receiving feedback regarding the therapy regimen.

FIG. 13 is a flow diagram illustrating an example technique for displaying a selected therapy regimen to a patient and receiving questionnaire answers from the patient.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120108984 A1
Publish Date
05/03/2012
Document #
12915992
File Date
10/29/2010
USPTO Class
600485
Other USPTO Classes
705/2
International Class
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